Windows 10 Start Menu Not working

If your Start Menu isn’t working in Windows 10, here are a few troubleshooting steps which will help you out.

Before you proceed, you may want to create a system restore point first, so that you can revert back.

Steps as Follows :

1] Run the following command in an elevated command prompt, to run the System File Checker.

sfc /scannow

Restart Windows and check it.

2] Repair Windows Image. Open CMD as administrator (right click start button and choose command prompt as Admin) and copy-paste the following and hit Enter

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Restart Windows and check it.

3] Toggle between Tablet Mode and Desktop Mode to get start menu work.

Settings > System > Tablet , then tap the on/off button.

4] Delete Corrupted AppLocker Files. Right-click at Start button and run Command Prompt as Admin. Copy and paste following command.

ren %windir%\System32\AppLocker\Plugin*.* *.bak

Restart Windows and check it.

5] Start APPLICATION IDENTITY Service. Right-click at Start button and click RUN type SERVICES.MSC and press the enter key, right click on APPLICATION IDENTITY and select START.

Restart Windows and check it.

6] Reregister App package. Right click start button and click Command prompt as Admin. Type Powershell now copy and paste following command.

Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Restart windows and check it.

7] Replace the “TileDataLayer” Database.

Step 1: Create New Profiles

* Login to windows (in your normal and broken Windows profile)

* Right-click the Start button, then Command Prompt (Admin)

* If that fails try Press WINDOWS key + X Key and select Command Prompt (Admin)

* Enter the following commands (one at a time and press ENTER after each one) in the Command Prompt window

net user TempAdmin1 “password1” /add Hit Enter.
net user TempAdmin2″“password2” /add Hit Enter.
net localgroup administrators “TempAdmin2” /add Hit Enter.

* Sign out from normal account(you can try CNTL+ALT+DEL and select SIGN OUT if you are stuck)

STEP 2: Copy the TileDataLayer Database:

* Login to the TempAdmin1 account using password password1

* Logout (do not SWITCH USERS)

* Login to the TempAdmin2 account, using password password2

* Click START and select File Explorer, click the VIEW tab (at the top of the screen), then check on Hidden Items

* Double click your way to C:\Users\TempAdmin1\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer
Click CONTINUE when you see the security prompt

Right-click the folder DATABASE and select COPY from the context menu

* Double click your way to (C:\Users\\AppData\Local\TileDataLayer)
Right-click the DATABASE folder and Rename to DATABASE.old

* Right-click on an blank area in that folder, and select PASTE

Restart Windows and then sign into the user that had the problem check it.

8] If the above method doesn’t work,then you have to create a new user account and move all your files from old account to new account. To do this, open command prompt as Admin, type the following and hit Enter:

net user username /add

Here username is your new user name. You will see a The command completed successfully message. Log into your new account and see if has resolved your issue.

9] Even if you face same problem after creating new user account, hopefully we have tried all the possible ways to fix. Still you get problem the we have no option apart from doing Refresh option in Windows 10.

All the best. 👍👍👍


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